EdChoice Expansion

Important Updates

2024-2025 school year 

As of Feb. 1, 2024, the application window for Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is currently open for the 2024-2025 school year through June 30th, 2025. 


General Overview

The Educational Choice Expansion Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The EdChoice Expansion Program is an income-based program. It provides scholarships to students in grades K–12 based on household income level. 

The scholarship amount is $6166 for grades K–8 and $8408 for grades 9-12.

Income Verification

The Department uses an online Scholarship Income Verification System. The system is available for families to enter and submit their income information electronically to the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options for verification. Parents are able to enter household member information, income information and upload supporting income documents directly into the online system. More  detailed instructions can be found under EdChoice Expansion Resources.


The EdChoice Expansion program is open to students who do not qualify for the Cleveland Scholarship program. Scholarships for EdChoice Expansion are awarded based on the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of a family’s household. If a family’s household income is at or below 450 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, they will be awarded the maximum scholarship amount. If a family’s household income is at or above 451 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, the student’s scholarship award will be prorated based on the chart found under EdChoice Expansion Resources.

Last Modified: 7/2/2024 12:24:37 PM